Venkat Narayanaswamy


Dr. Venkat Narayanaswamy is interested in scramjet propulsion, laser diagnostics, and combustion. Prior to joining NC State, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at UT Austin and RWTH Aachen, Germany. Dr. Narayanaswamy’s long term vision is contributing to the development of next-generation clean and efficient propulsion technologies.

Outside research, Dr. Narayanaswamy is interested in nature photography.


Carbon nanofibers/liquid metal composites for high temperature laser ultrasound
Garcia, N., Kim, H., Vinod, K., Sahoo, A., Wax, M., Kim, T., … Jiang, X. (2024, March), ULTRASONICS, Vol. 138.
Investigations of skin friction drag mitigation over viscoelastic surfaces in supersonic flows
Chakravarty, S., & Narayanaswamy, V. (2024), PHYSICAL REVIEW FLUIDS, 9(5).
Two-dimensional pressure field imaging of an elastic panel executing post-flutter oscillations
Varigonda, S. V., Serafim, L. P., Freydin, M., Dowell, E. H., & Narayanaswamy, V. (2024), JOURNAL OF FLUIDS AND STRUCTURES, 125.
Dual separation control and drag mitigation in high speed flows using viscoelastic materials
Walz, J., & Narayanaswamy, V. (2023), Physics of Fluids, 35(3), 031704.
Fluid structure interactions generated by an oblique shock impinging on a thin elastic panel
Varigonda, S. V., & Narayanaswamy, V. (2023), JOURNAL OF FLUIDS AND STRUCTURES, 119.
Investigations of shock-boundary layer interaction dynamics using high-bandwidth pressure field imaging
Jenquin, C., Johnson, E. C., & Narayanaswamy, V. (2023), JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS, 961.
Quenching measurements of Kr 5p[3/2](2) <- <- 4p(61)S(0) electronic transition using absorption spectra
Sahoo, A., Narayanaswamy, V., & Lyons, K. M. (2023), APPLIED OPTICS, 62(6), 110–117.
Effects of Pressure Sensitive Paint on the Dynamics of Half-Inlet Shock Dynamics
Jenquin, C., Johnson, E., & Narayanaswamy, V. (2022), AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022, 1–13.
Experimental Investigations of the Hypersonic Stream-Traced Performance Inlet at Subdesign Mach Number
Johnson, E., Jenquin, C., McCready, J., Narayanaswamy, V., & Edwards, J. (2022, September 30), AIAA JOURNAL, Vol. 61.
Experimental Studies of Unstart Shock Dynamics within a Streamtraced Scramjet Inlet
Johnson, E., Jenquin, C., & Narayanaswamy, V. (2022), AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum.

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  • High Speed Morphing Propulsion Concepts to Advance Range, Efficiency and Maneuverability
  • Variable Engine for New Maneuvers
  • Demonstration of a Gas Turbine Scale RDC Integrated with Compressor and Turbine Conditions at 7FA Cycle.
  • Non-intrusive Flight Trajectory Manipulation Of High-speed Munitions Using Non-linear Shock/boundary Layer Interactions
  • Test Rig for Effective Reproduction of Inlet Distorted Supersonic Flows
  • Fluid Structure Interactions Between Unsteady Shock Waves And Compliant Materials For Unsteady Load Mitigation
  • Fluid Structural Thermal Interactions (FSTI) in Hypersonic Flow
  • Long Duration Mach 6 Wind Tunnel Facility for Hypersonics Research
  • Investigations of Self Starting Streamtraced Inlets at Off-Design Conditions
  • Inlet Isolator And Combustor Physics At Take-over Region Of Scramjet Engines
Venkat Narayanaswamy